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New Water Conservation Regulations in Effect

On Tuesday, July 29th, an emergency regulation by the State to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect. The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. With this regulation, all Californians are expected to stop:

· washing down driveways and sidewalks;
· watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff;
· using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle; and
· using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.

City Council Hosts Work Session on Shoreline Fund and Police Space Planning

On Monday evening, July 28th, the Mayor and City Council hosted a successful work session on the City's Shoreline Fund and Police Department Space Planning efforts.

More information can be found in the Shoreline Fund presentation or the Police Department Space Planning presentation, or through the press release.

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San Leandro Offers Business Tax Holiday

With an unparalleled, strategic location and the fastest internet connectivity available anywhere, San Leandro is poised to capitalize on the current economic recovery. To ensure that we maximize our success, San Leandro is expanding its efforts to welcome new businesses with a Business License Tax Holiday. This program will be effective immediately and will run for one year. Virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro, including start-ups and businesses re-locating from other areas, will be exempt from the tax for their first year of operations.

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Saturday August 2, 2014
1:00  PM Saturday Matinees at the Museum

Celebrate JamesBaldwin’s 90th birthday. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket,a film about the passionate, intellectual and courageous writing of JamesBaldwin who was born black, impoverished, gifted and gay will be screened forfree at the San Leandro History Museum, 320 West Estudillo Avenue, on Saturday,August 2 at 1:00pm. This intellectual biography as the Philadelphia Inquirersays, “will make you want to race to the library to read Baldwin’s books...”For more information please call the Museum at 577-3990.

Monday August 4, 2014
3:00  PM Summer Reading Buddies for grades 1 to 5 (Main Library)
Summer Reading Buddies for kids going into grades 1 to 5
Practice your reading during summer vacation with our Summer Reading Buddies! Stop by the Main Library on Mondays from 3 to 5pm, choose a book (or bring one from home) and practice your reading with one of our friendly teen volunteers for 30 minutes. Dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & Aug. 4.

To register, call the Main Library children's desk. Registration opens June 2.



Tuesday August 5, 2014
10:00  AM Canciones y cuentos en Español (South Branch Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años
Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

2:00  PM Reading Buddies (Manor Branch)
Students in grades 1 to 5 can practice reading with our teen Reading Buddies this summer at the Manor Branch. You can sign up for one or more 25-minute sessions. Call the Manor Branch at 577-7971 to sign up beginning June 3. Space is limited.
5:30  PM National Night Out

National Night Out

Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods across the country in celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening,
August 5, 2014.

National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch.

This year is the 31st annual National Night Out. This event draws over 37 million people across the country.

National Night Out is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.

Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts.

Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.

Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Participating neighborhoods nationwide are asked to turn on outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQ’s to large block parties. Some additional event ideas include, but are not limited to, ice cream socials, disaster preparedness, games, contests, discussing neighborhood issues or setting neighborhood goals, food or clothing donations, plan a clean-up day, beautify a common area, discuss or plan a Neighborhood Watch Program.

It’s up to you, be creative, have fun and CELEBRATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Register your neighborhood for this year’s event today. Registration is free and gives police and other city representatives an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit. You do NOT have to be a current Neighborhood Watch neighborhood to participate.

National Night Out is for everyone! Register now and begin planning your event as soon as possible.

Register Here: https://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/programs/nnorf.asp

Wednesday August 6, 2014
9:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
10:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
BABIES N' TODDLERS STORYTIME
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.
1:30  PM Preschool Storytime (Main Library)
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. Each week we offer a different theme. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!
7:00  PM FAMILY/PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Main Library)
FAMILY/PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Designed for children ages 3-8 (siblings welcome too), our preschool storytimes feature the best in children's books, songs, and arts and crafts activities. This drop-in program is for children and a caregiver, to help children get ready for kindergarten, get the reading habit, and to have fun!
7:00  PM Recreation and Human Services Commission
The Recreation and Parks Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding policies for the management and improvement of all properties used for leisure purposes by the City, plans for the future development of recreation and cultural programs in the City, and reviews and recommends user fees for recreation services. The Commission has nine members who serve four-year terms.